Monday, June 25, 2012
Yep, a huge freaking mess. Why? Because vegan cooking requires fresh food and, seemingly, most of this fresh food goes in a food processor, and a pot, and requires every measuring spoon and cup I own. My new cookbooks are spattered and stained and my counters and walls need a wash or two daily.
But I'm not complaining; really, I'm not. The food I've made has been some of the tastiest I have eaten. Take this morning's breakfast, for instance - quinoa and berry cereal - warm and tasty and lovely. And tonight's supper - creamy onion soup with kale - yummy and nourishing. Or yesterday's snack of baked zucchini with spicy queso dip. Even kale chips make a mess but are worth it for the crunchy-salty factor.
So, instead of popping a frozen dinner in the microwave or munching on a bag of chips or some other processed foods, I have taken up the gauntlet of healthy eating. Kitchen mess be damned!
PS - image is NOT my kitchen and was posted for illustrative purposes only